Live Births to Women Reporting Prior Pregnancy Terminations
by Time Span Between Last and Current Termination and
Whether Prior Termination Resulted in a
Live Birth or a Fetal Death
Michigan Residents, 2016

Time Span
in Years
Total Prior Live Birth Other Prior
Termination
Number % Number % Number %
Total 75,090 100.0 60,272 100.0 14,747 100.0
< 1 3,768 5.0 1,078 1.8 2,690 18.2
1 - 2 21,839 29.1 15,470 25.7 6,369 43.2
2 - 3 17,903 23.8 15,789 26.2 2,114 14.3
3 - 5 16,384 21.8 14,686 24.4 1,698 11.5
5+ 15,125 20.1 13,249 22.0 1,876 12.7
Median Time Span: 3 yrs., 7 mos 3 yrs., 9 mos 2 yrs., 7 mos

 

Live Births to Women Reporting Prior Pregnancy Terminations
by Time Span Between Last and Current Termination,
Michigan Residents, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2016

Time Span
in Years
1970 1980 1990 2000 2016
Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Total 108,516 100.0 86,418 100.0 67,462 100 86,507 100.0 75,090 100.0
< 1 3,960 3.6 3,148 3.6 2,883 4.3 3,461 4.0 3,768 5.0
1 - 2 34,715 32.0 27,756 32.1 21,796 32.3 24,959 28.9 21,839 29.1
2 - 3 26,589 24.5 21,079 24.4 16,013 23.7 20,616 23.8 17,903 23.8
3 - 5 25,784 23.8 19,498 22.6 14,718 21.8 19,858 23.0 16,384 21.8
5 + 17,468 16.1 14,937 17.3 12,052 17.9 17,613 20.4 15,125 20.1
Median Time Span: 2 yrs., 6 mos 2 yrs., 7 mos 2 yrs., 6 mos 2 yrs., 8 mos 3 yrs., 7 mos

Note: Terminations with time spans of zero years (i.e., second or later births in plural deliveries) and terminations with unknown time spans are excluded. Other prior terminations include miscarriages, fetal deaths or induced abortions.
Source: 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2016 Michigan Resident Birth File, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.